The Amazing Race 25 - Episode 7
By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower
December 1, 2014
Even though the cyclists dislike the dentists, since they’re on the first flight to arrive, they decide to stick together until they get to their initial destination. This is impressive, because feuding teams usually can’t think about anything except their mutual dislike. They share a cab to the theater and it’s a tenuous union but a mutually beneficial one.
The other four teams aren’t far behind on the next plane, and all taxis are racing to their first destination. And as we speculated, bunching means that all six teams will be equal at the start of this leg as they can’t do anything until the next morning at 6:30 a.m. There’s now a ten minute gap between the dentists/cyclists and the wrestlers/candy scientists. There is another ten minutes between them and the Soul Surfers and Tim & Te Jay.
Jim & Misti and Kym and Alli continue to work together as they make their way to the next clue box, while Amy & Maya completely leave Robbie & Brooke behind. The final grouping of two is Bethany & Adam and Tim & Te Jay, and we don’t like the chances of the latter if it comes down to any kind of competition.
The next clue takes the teams to a Roadblock, where they’ll race go-karts up a mountain. They have to complete the course in a specified amount of time, and then have the opportunity to ride in a vintage race car with a professional driver.
Back to the other four teams and they’re all struggling to find a taxi. Eventually, everyone is headed to the destination with the exception of the wrestlers, who bemoan their luck with cabs. It’s 40 minutes before they can find one.
Jim and Kym have taken on the Roadblock for their teams, and they’re having a blast going up the hill even if it’s a bumpy ride. Maya follows for the sweet scientists alog with Adam and Te Jay. Jim tries to keep Kym from passing him, but she’s hyper competitive and tries really hard to defeat him. In the end, they both race so hard that they have absolutely no problem completing the course in less than 4:07, so they’re both headed back to their partners.
Maya is too slow on her first try with the cars, so she’ll have to try again.
The Detour has a choice of Painters or Poser. “Painters” requires the teams to restore a fresco while lying on their backs atop a scaffold. Poser has them listening to a group of opera singers. They must identify each singer in order by their costume. Jim figures that if every team finishes the go-kart race on the first try, he’ll have a 20-minute lead on them.
Brooke is thrilled to see that Maya didn’t make the cut on her first try, and her competitive nature drives her straight to the front of the pack on the go-kart race. Adam’s car stinks. Nonetheless, he’s still able to keep Te Jay in his rearview mirror. All four teams are able to finish in the allotted time, so it’s looking like we’re going to have a competitive finish to the end today.